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Marlins Rumors: Adam LaRoche could possibly go to Miami

Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton has become the best hitter in baseball in a lineup that lacks weapons.  That could all change soon, as Miami Herald writer, Barry Jackson is reporting they have interest in signing Adam Laroche this offseason. #457744612 / gettyimages.comAlthough Laroche isn't currently a free agent, the Washington Nationals are not expected to pick up his...
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Mets360 MLB Project: Washington Nationals

When first approached by email for this project, it seemed like an idea that I have dreamed of for years. As a teenager in high school and looking toward my future, my dream to become a General Manager. Unfortunately, for this project I got stuck with a team I despise – the Washington Nationals. However, as I dug into the project I realized my assignment was proving to be quite...
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Federal Reserve: Renda selected for Fall Stars Game roster

The Arizona Fall League (AFL) announced its roster for the East and West divisions for the annual Fall Stars Game, with second baseman Tony Renda selected as the lone Nationals farmhand. On the surface Renda, one of seven Nationals’ prospects playing for the Mesa Solar Sox, is an odd selection because of his sluggish numbers. Entering Monday afternoon’s game, he was batting ...
Via The Nats Blog
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Ian Desmond takes a shot at Bryce Harper, Cowboys fan

The Redskins beat the Cowboys 20-17 on Monday Night Football last night. Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is apparently a Cowboys fan, which makes sense given that he was born in 1992, when the whole “America’s Team” narrative was getting shoved down the country’s throat. Ian Desmond had some fun with Harper after the loss, pumping up his fellow DC-area team. Hey @Bharper3407...
Via The Outside Corner
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Ian Desmond takes a shot at Bryce Harper, Cowboys fan

The Redskins beat the Cowboys 20-17 on Monday Night Football last night. Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is apparently a Cowboys fan, which makes sense given that he was born in 1992, when the whole “America’s Team” narrative was getting shoved down the country’s throat. Ian Desmond had some fun with Harper after the loss, pumping up his fellow DC-area team. Hey @Bharper3407...
Via Bloguin Best
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Nationals’ Ian Desmond trolls teammate Bryce Harper after Redskins win over Dallas

It’s well known that Nationals’ phenom Bryce Harper is a Dallas Cowboys fan (and Duke). So it was only right for his teammate Ian Desmond to troll him following the Redskins 20-17 upset win over Dallas. Hey @Bharper3407 all the fans back in DC wanna know how you feel about that awesome Redskins win. #BigKid — Ian Desmond (@IanDesmond20) October 28, 2014 Harper may be everyone’s...
Via KCM Sports
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Bryce Harper to Boston??

John McDonnell/Washington PostConor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterCool your jets, Red Sox fans. These rumors are still in their infancy, and therefore not that likely as of right now. Why? The outfield surplus. But, according to BoSox Injection, it could be a possibility if the Sox present the right deal. Any deal for Harper would likely start with the Red Sox own...
Via RedSoxLife
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Adam LaRoche and Denard Span are finalists for Gold Glove Award

Photo cred: zimbio.com On Thursday, the Gold Glove finalists were announced for all starting positions. Nationals’ first baseman, Adam LaRoche, and center fielder, Denard Span, are both finalists for their respected positions. This is LaRoche’s and Span’s second time being finalists for the Gold Glove as Washington Nationals. Adam LaRoche won the award in 2012. #RawlingsGoldGlove...
Via DC Sports-Kings
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Injury Update: Taylor Jordan has bone chips removed from elbow

Nationals right-hander Taylor Jordan had surgery to remove bone chips from his right elbow in September and should be ready by spring training, according to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post.#488106749 / gettyimages.comJordan, 25, made five starts in April for the Nationals (0-3, 5.63 ERA) and was sent to Triple-A Syracuse when Doug Fister was activated. After only two starts...
Via MLB Injury News
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WATCH: Bryce Harper sings ‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game’

Even though the Washington Nationals were eliminated from the playoffs over two weeks ago, Bryce Harper still has baseball fever. T-moblie is running a promotion where you sing Take Me Out to the Ball Game and enter it online for a chance to have the video shown during game 4 of the World Series. Bryce Harper, being the baseball fan that he is, decided to join MLB fans in the promotion...
Via DC Sports-Kings
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Washington Nationals: Four burning questions this offseason

Adam LaRoche The Washington Nationals have had an amazing season despite the disappointing postseason appearance. That being said, the Nationals have left us with a lot of questions that need solving for the 2015 season. Here are four questions the Nationals have left us with. Where will Ryan Zimmerman play? There have been a lot of questions surrounding Ryan Zimmerman after his...
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REPORT: Red Sox May Trade For Bryce Harper

Coming To Fenway?According to a report quoting "major league sources" on BaseballHotCorner.com, the Red Sox will try to acquire Bryce Harper this Winter in a trade with the Washington Nationals. Reportedly, Mookie Betts would be the centerpiece of any package to get the 22-year old Harper, along with one or two of Boston's top pitching prospects, and/or Allen Craig...
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Red Sox To Pursue Trade For Bryce Harper

According to a major league source, the Boston Red Sox are expected to pursue a trade this off-season for Washington Nationals 22-year-old Outfielder Bryce Harper. Boston Manager John Farrell has said time and time again that he and General Manager Ben Cherington will be in “hot pursuit” of left-handed bats to add to the core of their lineup, and none may be more fitting than...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Washington Nationals’ biggest need for 2015, second base

Photo Credit: federalbaseball.com The disappointment of the 2014 season heals, day by day. As general manager Mike Rizzo looks back on the most recent season, in absolute terms he has to feel optimistic. For the most part, the Washington Nationals still have in place a competitive team. For the Nationals’ 2015 season, one key question will be “who plays second base?” Sure,...
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Nationals’ Williams Wins Manager of the Year

Well, the title pretty much tells the tale — Washington Nationals skipper Matt Williams has been named the Sporting News National League Manager of the Year in his first season with the club. Mike Scioscia of the Los Angeles Angels won the award in the American League. It’s a good start to Williams’ managing career, since 2014 was the first season he’s been a skipper in the...
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PHOTO: Ian Desmond and wife Chelsey welcome baby boy to family

Back in April, Ian Desmond’s wife, Chelsey Desmond, announced on Twitter that she was expecting another child. The couple already have two sons together, Grayson and Cruz.  On Sunday, she posted a picture of her new baby boy. Ashton William, one week! pic.twitter.com/hSyOU4lxqJ — Chelsey Desmond (@ChelseyDesmond) October 19, 2014 By the caption, the Desmonds’ child was born...
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Nationals Rumors: The "price needs to be right" in order for Asdrubal Cabrera to stay

Asdrubal Cabrera says he'd love to stay with the Nationals even if it means playing second base rather than shortstop, but, given Cabrera's declining production at the plate, the team could look at alternatives to re-signing him at market value, reports Mark Zuckerman of Nats Insider.#453978772 / gettyimages.comCabrera, who was acquired from the Cleveland Indians on July...
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BRYCE HARPER VISITED STITCHED BOUTIQUE FOR HIS WEDDING FASHIONS

Bryce Harper has turned to Stitched at The Cosmopolitan is Las Vegas, to design his wedding day threads. The men’s boutique features custom clothing, curated ready-to-wear styles and an eclectic range of accessories. The company will dress the Washington Nationals outfielder and his wedding party for the big day. As the Las Vegas Review-Journal shared: Harper and his wedding...
Via A Glam Slam
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Rumors: Denard Span hoping his option is picked up

Nationals center fielder Denard Span told Bill Ladson of MLB.com that he "would be surprised if [my option] wasn't picked up. You just never know." He expects to hear after the World Series and made it clear that he wants to return to the Nationals.#456749724 / gettyimages.comSpan, 30, had an excellent regular season at the plate, slashing .302/.355/.416 (OPS+ 113...
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Adam LaRoche wants to finish his career with the Nationals

Free agent-to-be Adam LaRoche would like to finish his career with the Nationals, as Chase Hughes of Nats Insider details. It isn’t likely to happen, though, as the Nationals are likely to move Ryan Zimmerman to first base on a full-time basis while Anthony Rendon will be a permanent fixture at third base, Zimmerman’s old position. LaRoche, who turns 35 in November, wrapped...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Rumors: Adam LaRoche wants to end career in Washington

The Washington Nationals won 96 games in 2014 and ran away with the National League East, but their season ended with a disappointing four-game loss to the San Francisco Giants in the NLDS. At ninth in the Major Leagues in runs scored and first in ERA, the Nationals don't appear to need many changes in the off season. One change could be at first base. Although Adam LaRoche...
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Nationals Rumors: Washington hopes to extend Ian Desmond to long term deal

Ian Desmond is a rock for the Washington Nationals at shortstop.  He not only is an all-star and two time Silver Slugger, but he is an exceptional defender.  The shortstop is the captain of the infield and Desmond has surely taken on that role.  With him entering the final season of his contract in 2015, the Nationals hope to lock him up to a long-term deal this offseason. #456653116...
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Rumor: Nationals to decline option on Adam LaRoche

It has been rumored that Washington Nationals will decline the $15 million option on Adam LaRoche’s contract. The Nationals will likely opt to buy out his contract for $2 million. The plan for Washington is to move Ryan Zimmerman over to first base due to the trouble he’s had at third base. Despite the fielding and injury troubles Zimmerman has had, he’s younger, just getting...
Via On-Base Talk
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Span hoping Nationals pick up option

Nationals center fielder Denard Span is still waiting for the Nationals to pick up his option for 2015, worth $9 million. He said his agent informed him that the team could wait until after the World Series to pick up the option. "I still haven't heard anything yet. I don't know what's going to happen to be honest with you," Span said on the telephone. "...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Rumors: Washington not expected to pickup Rafael Soriano's option

Following a very difficult end to his 2014 season, Washington Nationals reliever Rafael Soriano may have to find a new team. James Wagner of the Washington Post reports that the Nationals will most likely decline the team option they have on Soriano and move Drew Storenback into the closer's role, where he served in 2011.#455881782 / gettyimages.comSoriano had an excellent...
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